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T.V. Mahalingam
May 1, 2008
By judiciously growing markets, nibbling away at shares, creating new growth engines and going international, Marico has been able to do something few FMCG companies have been able to pull off—21 per cent cumulative average growth over the last five years. BT's T.V. Mahalingam tells us the success story.


www.businesstoday.in
April 30, 2008
Slowdowns can be just what the doctor ordered for consultants.


Anand Adhikari
April 30, 2008
Armed with deep pockets and distinguished brands, some of India’s biggest mega-corps are diversifying away from their flagship businesses. Synergies do exist in most cases, but do some of these promoters run the risk of spreading themselves too thin? BT's Anand Adhikari finds out.


www.businesstoday.in
April 29, 2008
The Lenovo X300 is the best ThinkPad to date.


Bibek Bhattacharya
April 24, 2008
A gaming console that measures your BMI, a phone that pushes you to run faster and an armband that stores all fitness data. Your morning workouts are about to get hi-tech.


Shalini S. Dagar
April 16, 2008
These are extraordinary times, not just for India but the whole world. At no time before in world history has inflation and economic downturn combined to create a “caught-between-ice-and-fire” situation. In India, rising inflation coupled with a moderating economy does signal a cyclical slowdown, but the country’s long-term growth story is still intact. An analysis by BT's Shalini S. Dagar.


www.businesstoday.in
April 15, 2008
Business Today’s league of extraordinary managers—25 young guns, aged 40 or under, who are blazing a trail up the corporate ladder.


www.businesstoday.in
April 15, 2008
I did a quick analysis of the e-mails i get from readers. It was quick because I don’t get hundreds of e-mails! Poor jokes apart, this is what my analysis showed. At least 80 per cent of the queries that readers send me each fortnight is: “How do I get rid of my belly flab?”


N. Madhavan
April 14, 2008
The Chennai-based Sanmar Group will soon be among the top 10 foundries in the world (top three in the case of steel casting capacity) and ranked 20th in terms of global PVC capacity (second in India after Reliance Industries). By 2010-11, its revenues are expected to touch Rs 7,000 crore, with 45 per cent of it coming from outside India. BT's N. Madhavan says that the transformation has indeed been rapid.


Tejaswi Rathore and Anumeha Chaturvedi
April 13, 2008
Quite simply, these are the best executive jets money can buy.


www.businesstoday.in
April 13, 2008
Late last year, when Mukesh Ambani, the richest resident Indian, bought his wife Nita an Airbus A-319 corporate jet, the world sat up and took notice. At Rs 225 crore, the price tag of this “gift” had everyone gulping. A few months down the line as we sat down to finalise the cover package for this fortnight’s BT More, we realised that dozens of corporate honchos do, in fact, own private jets in India—and their numbers are growing.


www.businesstoday.in
April 2, 2008
Despite its best efforts at keeping prices down, the government is faced with an inflation fire that refuses to die out. The inflation rate based on the wholesale price index shot up to a 13-month high of 6.68 per cent for the week ended March 15.


www.businesstoday.in
April 1, 2008
The Sony Vaio TZ38 is as good looking as it is effective.


Krishna Gopalan
April 1, 2008
Tata Motors has acquired iconic British auto brands Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Company for $2.3 billion. But does it have a concrete plan to turn them around? BT's Krishna Gopalan finds out.


Mahesh Nayak
April 1, 2008
When US investment bank Morgan Stanley parted ways with JM Financial last February after a 10-year relationship, the Indian financial services major, in which founder Nimesh Kampani owns 67 per cent of the equity, got richer by a cool $425 million. For decades, Kampani has been a veritable one-man army on Deal Street. He’s now attempting to build a multi-faceted institution, but the going may not to be smooth. BT's Mahesh Nayak reports.


Anand Adhikari
March 31, 2008
The 43-year-old school dropout, Gautam Adani, who was recently ranked #10 among Indian billionaires by Forbes, is thinking big—and ahead—for ways to expand his business empire. He already runs the Mundra Port in Gujarat. That’s only Act I in his plan of becoming India’s largest infrastructure player. A report by BT's Anand Adhikari.


Anusha Subramanian
March 31, 2008
Corporate executives are rediscovering life and work fundamentals in rock climbing, trekking and other outdoor activities. They realize that it is not possible to be very creative and innovative by just being in one place and doing the same mundane job day in and day out. BT’s Anusha Subramanian tells us how executives disconnect from daily tasks to develop efficiencies and different perspectives.


www.businesstoday.in
March 31, 2008
The 57-year-old chairman of Virgin Group was in India to announce the launch of the company’s mobile operations. Virgin has launched its Virgin Mobile brand in the country targeted at Indian youth. In a freewheeling chat with BT’s T.V. Mahalingam, Richard Branson spoke about capitalism, leaping off buildings, Bollywood, James Bond and, of course, the group’s plans for India. Tata-Virgin tie-up can go ahead, says DoTTie-up with Virgin Mobile above board says Tata


Anumeha Chaturvedi
March 29, 2008
The treadmill routine is getting a bit boring? Slip into those colourful trunks and go swimming this summer.


Brian Carvalho
March 19, 2008
Hindustan Unilever is on a roll again. That HUL has been finally able to stoke up the growth embers, improve profitability, regain market shares, and grow fledgling markets in the past three years, are significant indicators of its business success. But that doesn't make new CEO Nitin Paranjpe's mandate—to pump up HUL's mojo in highly competitive markets—any easier. Business Today's Brian Carvalho reports.


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